PALM SUNDAY – BLESS HIS NAME
Today many of our houses of worship will be commemorating Palm Sunday. It is a day in which Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The Word says that people were shouting and singing Hosanna, Hosanna. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. However, we know that those shouts did not last long. Before the week was over, many in that same crowd cried out, “Crucify Him, Crucify Him”. That week marks a change of events. Before we criticize the crowd too much, I would argue that far too many people today do not bless the name of Jesus, but curse His name. There is something about that name that is near and dear to those who have come to know Him as their personal Savior. His name is sweet. The songwriter wrote, “He is sweet I know.” Most of us are familiar with His story but let us take a glimpse into Mark 11:10.
“Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our ancestor David! Praise God in highest heaven!”
Mark gives insight into the Master’s arrival in Jerusalem. In previous verses, we see that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt. Many spread their garments in the way while others cut down branches from the trees shouting, Hosanna, blessed is He who cometh in the name of the Lord. Mark refers to the Messianic lineage of Jesus to the kingdom of our Father David. Other recordings of this event omit that, but Mark includes this in His account. He also includes the cleansing of the Temple. Prayerfully you will offer your praises to God and bless that wonderful name.